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 PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM / COURSES
 
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The Photography Program at HCC consists of both traditional wet and digital processes/approaches.
The darkroom facilities consist of a group lab with 13 Omega Universal 4x5 enlargers, 
and an advanced private lab with two Omega Universal 4x5 enlargers.
 
The digital facilities consist of 14 24-inch flatscreen LCD iMacs (3.06GHz dual core processors / 4GB RAM); two Epson Expression 10000XL 11x17 scanners, one Epson 4990 8.5x11 scanner, and one Epson V500 8.5x11 scanner (All four scanners are capable of scanning film up to 4x5 in size); two Epson 4880 Stylus 17" printers and one HP Designjet 500 17" printer
 
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PGY 2401C BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY I
INSTRUCTORS:  Suzanne Camp Crosby
                           Christopher W. Weeks
                  Linda C. Galgani

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides a basic understanding of the technical aspects of black and white photographyinvolving camera operation,
exposure control, film processing, print enlarging and finishing. The students will become familiar with photographic materials,
as well as artistic composition and design.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The objective of this photography course is to provide a basic understanding of the visual and technical skills necessary to pursue and appreciate photography as a Fine  Art.  This course will cover all aspects of black and white photography involving camera operation, exposure control, film processing, enlarging, print finishing and presentation of the final image.  In addition, the class will introduce a variety of historical and contemporary photographers as well as issues and theories within photography.  The student will strive to bring technical control into accord with artistic vision.  It should be noted that this photography course is an ART COURSE:  it does not address itself to vocational skills and results.  Students will be evaluated upon achievement of technical and aesthetic excellence rather than personal improvement, strength of effort, or excessive quantity.  Individual creativity, visual problem solving and precise craftsmanship will be stressed. 
 
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:  Understand the basic technical aspects of black and white photography involving camera operation, and exposure control/selecting appropriate f-stops and shutter speeds for different picture taking problems/interpret in-camera reflected light meter readings/arrive at appropriate exposures in a variety of lighting situations/bracket exposures/demonstrate competent and safe practices in the photographic facility while developing black and white film/define the functions of and properly utilize the following chemicals for processing and printing in the black and white darkroom:  film developers, stop bath, fix, paper developers, hypo-clearing bath and photo-flo/operate in the black and white darkroom with RC paper and the appropriate chemistry/select from a test strip the appropriate density for an initial print/identify and make correction in the areas which need burning or dodging and use the proper contrast filters when necessary/prepare final exhibition quality images for critique/ spot and drymount images for presentation/critique the form and content of photographs in a class peer setting/state significant historical contributions and technical innovations pertinent to the development of photography/use photography as a medium of personal expression/demonstrate the creative process through class discourse.
 

 
PGY 2404C PHOTOGRAPHY II
INSTRUCTORS:  Suzanne Camp Crosby
                           Christopher W. Weeks
PREREQUISITE:  PGY 2401C Beginning Photography I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
 
This course presents advanced technical problems introducing students to various manipulative techniques both in the camera and in the darkroom.  The students will deal with refinement of the silver print using fiber based paper, toning, hand coloring, collaging and the productions of a cohesive exhibition qulaity body of work.  In addition, students will be introduced to a wider range of both historical and contemporary photographers and photographic movements/styles.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The objective of this photography course is to provide a format for students to expand upon and improve their visual and technical skills within the context of Fine Art photography.  Coursework emphasizes advanced conceptual, technical and historical approaches to photography.  Students will be introduced to various manipulative techniques both in the camera as well as in the darkroom. In addition, the class will build upon the students’ knowledge of historical and contemporary photographers as well as issues and theories within photography.  Students are also expected to begin working towards the development of a personal vision in photography. 
 
On completion of this course the student will be able to: Understand and implement advanced technical aspects
of black and white photography involving camera and darkroom manipulations/refine exposure control through the use of
hand-held light metering in addition to in-the-camera metering! appropriate lenses, f-stops and shutter speeds for different picture taking problems/interpret in-camera reflected light meter readings/demonstrate competent and safe practices in the photographic facility
while developing traditional black and white films as well as infrared and orthochromatic films/use red, yellow, orange, green,
and polarizing filters when shooting film for desired effects/refine printing techniques in the black and white darkroom utilizing fiber based paper
and the appropriate processing steps and chemistry/prepare final exhibition quality images for a critique/use various toners and hand coloring techniques on fiber base paper/demonstrate manipulative techniques such as multiple printing, negative sandwiching, sabaitter effect, collaging, sequencing / produce and edit images for presentation/produce a coherent sequence, series, or grouping photographs which demonstrate a theme or idea/critique the form and content of photographs in a class peer setting/state significant historical contributions and technical innovations pertinent to the development of photography/use photography as a medium of personal expression/demonstrate the creative process
through class discourse.
 

 
PGY 2450C PHOTOGRAPHY III
INSTRUCTORS:  Suzanne Camp Crosby
PREREQUISITE:  PGY 2410C Photography II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
 
This course provides an opportunity for continued personal development through assigned advanced projects, theory and practice of photography as an art form.  Emphasis on production of an advanced photographic portfolio of exhibition quality.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The objective of this photography course is to proved an opportuity for personal development through the use ofselect techniques
and photographic processes which will allow advanced projects, theory and practice of photography as an art form and a personal expressive tool/research specific processes and techniques and photographers which are relevant to their particular interest/produce a coherent grouping of photographs which are of exhibition quality/self-assign projects which will expand personal development through the production of the
body of work or portfolio of images/production of a hand-made book of images which contain a theme or series of sequential thought.
 

 
PGY 2801C DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
INSTRUCTORS:  Christopher W. Weeks
PREREQUISITE:  PGY 2401C Photography I
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course  is intended to introduce students to the basic concerns in digital photography as a fine art medium, and the computer as a darkroom.  Includes digital imaging techniques of scanning, color correction, retouching, composition, content and more.  Hardware, image input and output processes, and software are also discussed.  May be repeated once for credit.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES: 
 
The objective of this course is to pursue basic knowledge of scanning and image input, basic knowledge of image retouching and refining, and an understanding of image output and the printing process, including the use and roles of professional service bureaus for output in a professional context.  The recognition of strong image composition and content and the essential knowledge for completion of a final image portfolio will also serve as primary objectives, along with the ability to convey critical knowledge of the photographic and digital processes.  It should be noted that this photography course is an ART COURSE:  it does not address itself to vocational skills and results.  Students will be evaluated upon achievement of technical and aesthetic excellence rather than personal improvement, strength of effort, or excessive quantity.  Individual creativity, visual problem solving and precise craftsmanship will be stressed.
 

 
PGY 2905 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHOTOGRAPHY
INSTRUCTORS:  Suzanne Camp Crosby
                           Christopher W. Weeks
PREREQUISITE:  PGY 2401C Photography I
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course  is designed to establish a framework for further self-learning in various areas of photography, for the advanced student.  The student will shape the course to fit their needs by planning activities and preparing a contract with an art faculty member.  The contract will specifically outline a specific project, or a particular set of goals and requirements that the student wishes to achieve.  The contract must be satisfactorily completed and reviewed by the assigned faculty member.  May be taken four times for credit.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES: 
 
The objective of this course is to allow advanced students to work independently with limited supervision in order to fulfill the designed contract/develop sufficient skills in the particular medium to enable them to complete the contracted goals/increase awareness
of the technical aspects of the chosen medium and its techniques/ produced a finished project or portfolio which explores the outlined
requirements of the contract.